Monday, February 26, 2007

Old friends, new clothes

Monday, February 19, 2007

First you open the cover.

This present digital age has ushered in a revolution in the way that information is made available and delivered at all levels of society. The last time that there was a global media revolution this big was when movable type was introduced in China in the 11th century and then taken worldwide by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th.

This video offers an interesting perspective on the way that times are changing.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Religion and the American Mind

It is a source of great pride for us to republish Alan Heimert's volume in our JE reprint series. Please buy a copy here.

We say:

Exploring the richness of American thought and experience in the mid-eighteenth century, Alan Heimert develops the intellectual and cultural significance of the religious divisions and debates engendered by one of the most critical episodes in American intellectual history, the Great Awakening of the 1740’s. The author’s concern throughout is to discover what were the essential issues in a dispute that was not so much a controversy between theologians as a vital competition for the ideological allegiance of the American people. This is not a standard history of any one area of ideas. Mr. Heimert’s sources include nearly everything published in America between 1735. His study, in its range and conception, is an original contribution to an understanding of the relationship between colonial religious thought and the evolution of American history.

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